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Human rights

Dale Farm: Neo-nazi vote deepens threat

A pensioner like myself, an elderly man accosted me outside the railway station: “Hey, Mr Gypsy - you. You're a lot of land-grabbers!

Time to go home

It is now almost 40 years since the Chagos islanders were secretly thrown off their Britishowned* islands to make way for a US military base.

Worth the paper they're written on?

The UN's Universal Declaration of Human Rights (www.un.org/right) was read daily at a “War & Peace” exhibition in the Friends' Meeting House in Nailsworth, Glos, during the last week of

Michael Winterbottom, 'Road to Guantanamo'

Revolution Films, 2006; running time 95mins

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Burma: calls for calm as student activist murdered

On 17 March, student activist and former political prisoner Thet Naing Oo was allegedly beaten to death on the streets of Rangoon by police, firefighters and members of the Union and Solida

No detention without trial!

On 23 January, around 500 people turned out for a demonstration calling for justice for the British detainees held in Guantanamo Bay.

Editorial: Striking "terror" in the budget-lines of the powerful

The issue of repressive legislation is becoming a regular feature in PN's editorial and comment section.

Doing the Shackle Shuffle

Political folk band Seize the Day, comedian Mark Thomas, and human rights lawyer Clive Stafford Smith descend on Hiatt's in early September to perform the Shackle Shuffle and to give the shackle-ma

Dale Farm faces eviction

The largest traveller dwelling in the UK is under threat following a decision by Basildon Council to evict all 220 caravans from the site.

Independence from America

On 4 July Gareth Crossman, Policy Director of Liberty spoke at a cross-party meeting held in the House of Commons aimed at highlighting concerns over the 2003 UK-US Extradition Treaty.

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